Do we, in this region, have what it will take to support conservation forestry – where land health is maintained or enhanced while the landowner is reasonably rewarded for their investment and work? We are not there yet, and time will tell whether we will choose to get there. One necessary ingredient will be the creation of market driven incentives for quality stewardship, supported by a reputable system of forest certification. Because Forest Stewardship Council ™ certification has emerged as the most stringent and effective, we have been FSC ® certified (C008225) and actively involved in the program since 1997. Additionally, to address what we see to be avoidable weaknesses of the FSC standards, we have developed and used a complimentary set of standards – the Wildwood Standard. We encourage you to contact us if you would like more information.